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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

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2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, April 27 | Religious School Open House, 10:00am

Sunday, May 4 | Inova Blood Drive, 10:00am-1:00pm (CLICK HERE to sign up for an appointment)

Tuesday, May 6 |
Yom Ha'atzma'ut Dessert Reception hosted by Israel Bonds, 7:30pm (Please RSVP to the office by May 1st)

Friday, May 9 |
Religious School Class Potluck Shabbat Dinner for All Grades, 6:15pm

Saturday, May 17 | Hai Spirits Interfaith Mixer, 6:00pm



CLICK HERE to order Great Harvest challahs for Shabbat!

Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by
4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.